Display Status:

This object is not on display at the National Air and Space Museum. It is either on loan or in storage.

Collection Item Summary:

Food for three long-duration Skylab missions was stowed aboard the space station, some of it in lockers in the galley-wardroom, and some of it in the "attic" until it was needed. This is a container for storing canned goods. Inside each storage tube a removable rack held 12 cans of food, each a single serving for one astronaut. The rack kept the cans from floating about in weightlessness. Storage lockers loaded with these containers served as a pantry. This food storage equipment was used for training before the 1973-1974 Skylab missions.

NASA transferred this item to the Museum with the backup Skylab in 1975.

Collection Item Long Description:

Data Source

National Air and Space Museum

Rights

Do not reproduce without permission from the Smithsonian Institution, National Air and Space Museum

Manufacturer

Credit Line

Transferred from NASA Johnson Space Center

Materials

aluminum

Dimensions

3-D: 38.1 x 7.6cm (15 x 3 in.)

Country of Origin

United States of America

Type

PERSONAL EQUIPMENT-Food & Food Accessories

Inventory Number

D19781387000